Monday, May 10, 2010

Dam at Ballard Locks in Seattle (Monochrome Monday)

Seattle - May 5, 2010
"The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks located in Ballard provide a link for boats between the saltwater of the Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal connecting to Lake Union and Lake Washington. The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, often called the Ballard Locks, link salty Puget Sound with the fresh waters of Salmon Bay, Lake Union, Portage Bay and Lake Washington." (Ref.
Seattle.gov_tour_locks)

13 comments:

Naturedigital said...

beautiful black and white.
Costas

Neva said...

is that as noisy at it looks? what a great shot.

Paula said...

That looks like a whole lot of water to someone from the bone-dry regions of Southern California. Excellent photo, and it makes a great monochrome.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Makes me want to go into the kitchen and get a glass of water. Your back, right?

Louis la Vache said...

That's a fine monochrome image, Tash - it really captures the motion of the water.

Powell River Books said...

Are you up enjoying our neck of the woods (so to speak)? - Margy

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous capture!Oh gosh...Seatle, I need to visit there someday!
Léia

Linda said...

All that rain in Seattle...

T. Becque said...

Very nice!

Mister Earl said...

I visited these locks when I was around 12. I was so fascinated I wanted to build some locks for toy boats when I got home. Never really got off the ground, however.

Mister Earl said...

I remember that they filled up the entire space in the lock with boats, wall-to-wall boats. It was probably a Saturday or Sunday morning, and everyone was taking their boat out.

Bibi said...

I am ashamed to say I have never visited the locks.....your photo is just beautiful; no need for color.

brattcat said...

Powerful!